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[liberationtech] Rallying Point at ContactCon

Ivan Boothe web at rootwork.org
Wed Mar 16 07:35:15 PDT 2011


It's disappointing that a conference ostensibly about social media activism and liberation has a registration fee of $250 with no (apparent) scholarships available. There will be a lot of voices of a lot of people working in this space who will be unable to make it to New York and pay a fee of that level.

If you're in touch with the organizers, Adam, it might be worth raising this point.

--ivan (new member of this list, hi!)

-- 
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On Mar 16, 2011, at 10:23 AM, Adam Fisk wrote:

> I want to let everyone on the list know about ContactCon -
> http://www.contactcon.com - an exciting conference I think could serve
> as a rallying point for realizing many of the ideas discussed on this
> list.
> 
> Conceived and facilitated by Douglas Rushkoff, the conference will
> bring together a useful cross section of people and groups focused on
> building an internet with fewer points of control. If you're familiar
> with Douglas's work, to me he's one of the clearest, most articulate
> voices around when it comes to describing why a decentralized internet
> is important.
> 
> It'll be in New York on October 20, 2011. I also want to give a quick
> shout out to Venessa Miemis for her tireless work behind the scenes
> helping to put this together!
> 
> Hope you all can make it.
> 
> -Adam
> 
> -- 
> Adam Fisk
> http://www.littleshoot.org | http://adamfisk.wordpress.com |
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